Agar Grove Estate – Hazelbury Way & Agar Grove
- Location: Camden, London
- Client: London Borough of Camden
- Date: 2012 - 2021
- Value: £97 Million
- Awards: RIBA National Awards- Winner 2023 RIBA London Awards - Winner 2023 Housing Design Awards - Winner 2022 RICS Awards - Winner 2022 Camden Design Awards - Winner 2022 Inside Housing Development Awards - Winner 2022 New London Architecture Awards - Winner 2021 Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards - Winner 2020 Sustainability and Overall Winner Awards (Phase 1a) - NLA Awards 2019 The Mayor’s Award for Good Growth – London Planning Awards 2019 The Mayor’s Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning – London Planning Awards 2019 Housing Design Awards - Winner 2015 The Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Commendation 2015
Hazelbury Way and Agar Grove are part of Phase 1 of the Agar Grove Estate regeneration. Masterplanned in collaboration with Hawkins\Brown and Grant Associates, we are creating 496 new homes for new and existing residents. Of these, 359 will be built to the very high Passivhaus fabric performance standard.
We worked closely with the local council and the people living in this 1960's estate to create a safe, high-quality family neighbourhood.
The scheme was unanimously approved at planning, with the officer’s report commenting "The proposals are considered to be exceptional in all aspects of design, from the masterplan right through to the detailed consideration of the doorstep experience".
Following consultations with residents, our scheme draws on the built context of the area, with terraces, villas and mansion blocks facing public spaces. A neglected tower block is being refurbished to improve sustainability and identity.
Hazelbury Way and Agar Grove comprise 34 stacked maisonettes, which are light filled and adhere to high space standards, all built to the Passivhaus standard to deliver low heating bills. The low energy homes help to reduce fuel poverty amongst Camden tenants and reduce operational carbon.
Further buildings that we have designed as part of Agar Grove can be found here.